The NZIODA Committee have agreed the following representative rankings for the upcoming 2022/2023 season.
IODA World Championship 2023, Spain
11th June to 21st June, 2023
Top 5 ranked sailors
IODA European Championship 2023, Greece
Nautical Club Thessaloniki
15th July to 22th July, 2023
Next 2 ranked boys and next 2 ranked girls.
IODA Asian & Oceanian Championship 2023, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club
29th Oct to 5th Nov, 2023
Next 7 ranked of 1 gender and next 3 ranked of the other gender.
Please note that those attending IODA Regattas will be travelling at least 7 to 10 days prior to the event tbc. Selection will be based on the two NZIODA Regattas namely The Interislander at Queen Charlotte Yacht Club in February 2023, and the Optimist Nationals at Easter 2023.
There are three Development Teams made up of a maximum of 18 sailors.
The Boys Junior Development Team consists of up to 6 male sailors 12 years and younger. The Girls Development Team consists of up to 6 female sailors and does not have any age limit. Once the other development teams are filled, the Senior Development Team will be selected. This is made up of a maximum of 6 sailors with the highest ranking.
All three Development Teams will be chosen from sailors’ rankings at the Nationals to be held at Wakatere Boating Club at Easter 2023.
Please note that places on the NZL and Development Teams are open to NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents that meet the NZIODA Nationality requirements.
Please review our website for further details on NZ Teams.
We will keep you informed of any changes.
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